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Elk County Pennsylvania
History and Genealogy

 

Elk Countywas created on April 18, 1843 from parts of Jefferson, Clearfield and McKean Counties and named for the Elk which inhabited the region. Its county seat is Ridgway.

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Elk County Data Online

 BIOGRAPHIES

Miscellaneous Biographies

 COURT RECORDS

 DEATHS

 HISTORY

The History of Elk County, Pennsylvania:
THE TOWNSHIP OF RIDGWAY - FORMATION OF COUNTY - LOCATION OF COUNTY SEAT - PIONEER ROADS, SETTLERS, COURTS, OFFICERS, LAWYERS, CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS - JUDGE GILLIS - RIDGWAY - DR. A. M. CLARKE -EARLY HOME OF THE WILD PIGEON- OTHER SETTLERS - THE BOROUGH OF ST. MARY'S - Source:  A Pioneer Outline History of Northwestern Pennsylvania By William J. McKight, MD

The History of Elk County, Pennsylvania - [Source: AN INLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, By WILLIAM H. EGLE]

 MARRIAGES

 NEWSPAPERS

MILITARY

1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Laura Eitniear

Recent Updates

March 2014: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Laura Eitniear
June 2013:
Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
March 2013: Bio - William Dale - Submitted by M.K.Krogman.
October 2012: The History of Elk County, Pennsylvania - [Source: AN INLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, By WILLIAM H. EGLE]
April 2012: News: Harry Hutchinson and Wife Crushed to Death - Contributed by Terry Dicken
February 2012: Obituaries and Death Notices: Wm. J. B. Andrews; John B. Ryan Blakely; Mrs. Josephine Blakely; John J. Reed; William Taylor, Jr., Marriage Notices: Hemmenway-Campbell, Wilbur-Barrett, Mead-Thayer, Miller-Whitenack, Winslow-Obryan

 

 

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